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Search for S Korea ferry passengers  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:29:47 GMT
Emergency services continue to search overnight for almost 300 people unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people sank off South Korea. 
Ukraine military column 'disarmed'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:24:05 GMT
Ukraine's defence ministry says six of its armoured vehicles have been seized by pro-Russian militants, amid mounting tension in eastern Ukraine. 
Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:44:31 GMT
Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn. 
Reeva Steenkamp shot in 'rapid fire'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:06:27 GMT
A forensics expert contradicts police ballistics testimony by telling the trial of Oscar Pistorius that his girlfriend was shot in quick succession. 
Pakistan Taliban end ceasefire  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:02:44 GMT
The Pakistani Taliban say they will not extend a ceasefire with the government announced last month, but will remain committed to peace talks. 
Search after Nigeria school kidnap  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:04:00 GMT
The Nigerian military joins the search for at least 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote northeast. 
Jordan 'targets vehicles from Syria'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:49:56 GMT
Jordanian warplanes have targeted and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, the Jordanian military says. 
'Last' Chadian soldier leaves CAR  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:21 GMT
Chad has withdrawn all its peacekeepers from the Central African Republic, an official confirms, after accusations they sided with Muslim rebels. 
Brazil troops cover police strike  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:31:01 GMT
Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay. 
MtGox exchange put in administration  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:38:08 GMT
The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started. 
UN mulls medal for peacekeepers  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:33:02 GMT
The UN Security Council hears a proposal to create a medal for bravery in UN peacekeeping, to be named after a Senegalese soldier who saved lives during the Rwandan genocide. 
EU approves alien species blacklist  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:47:39 GMT
The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed. 
VIDEO: Abducted Nigerian girls still missing  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:32:45 GMT
Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for 100 teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. 
VIDEO: Clashes erupt at al-Aqsa mosque  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:55:12 GMT
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli riot police near the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. 
AUDIO: 'Walter White got me a prom date'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:17:07 GMT
Breaking Bad fan Stefan Montana explains how he got the show's star, Bryan Cranston, to help him secure a prom date.